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The HDF5 European workshop, co-organized with ESRF, and sponsored by OpenIO and Omnibond took place on September 17-18, 2019. This event covered the latest HDF5 developments, HDF5 use cases from science and industry, and HDF5 Applications and Tools. This post is an archive of the recorded presentations of this event. ...

Champaign, IL—Scot Breitenfeld, a 10-year employee of The HDF Group has been named co-chair of the CFD General Notation System (CGNS) Steering Committee. The CGNS provides a portable and extensible standard for the storage and retrieval of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis data. The CGNS Steering Committee is responsible for the development, evolution, support, and promotion of the CGNS standard and its members include representatives from government and private industry. “The HDF Group prides itself in the domain-specific knowledge and expertise of its employees. Scot’s participation in the CGNS steering committee is a great example of the involvement of our employees in their respective fields,” said Elena Pourmal, Director of Technical Services and Operations. Scot started with The HDF Group in 2008 as...

Why do we use HDF5? We moved to HDF5 for our simulation data in 2016 from using our own proprietary file format. HDF5 had been on our radar for some time and we spent a couple of years investigating it and other file formats before deciding which we should switch to. HDF5 met all the criteria we had at the time. Amongst the criteria were: performance in speed and size, an accepted standard for scientific data, being open source, providing additional tools....

With MyIRE and HDF, everyone from a doctor in a small-town office to big data genetics researchers can work together to find new and powerful insights across data sets using a common set of tools - and do so in a repeatable way. And, because of HDF5, any user—whether large or small—is powered by the same technology used by CERN and NASA. We knew we wanted all of MyIRE’s users to have the power of NASA in their pocket. HDF5 made that possible....